Stop making personal attacks in statements, family judge urges solicitors
22nd March 2022
A Family Court judge has made a public plea for parties to stop using section 25 statements to make personal attacks on their former partner.
In lengthy introductory comments to his ruling in WC v HC (Financial Remedies Agreement), Mr Justice Peel said the wife’s statement ‘crossed the line and descended into a number of personal, and prejudicial matters’ directed at her ex-husband which were irrelevant to the matters at hand. The criticism was one of a number of issues raised about the preparation of documents that went beyond what was acceptable – and few of which made any difference to the material aspects of the case.
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